Atrium Exhibit

Picturing America’s Pastime: A Snapshot of the Photograph Collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

June 29, 2024 – October 21, 2024

 

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – The National Pastime and the art of photography came of age almost simultaneously, and baseball has long been a favorite subject of professional and amateur shooters alike.

 

This year at the Mulva Cultural Center in De Pere, Wisc., fans can view some of the game’s most telling images from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s world-renown archive in the traveling exhibition Picturing America’s Pastime: A Snapshot of the Photograph Collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

 

Debuting Saturday, June 29, and running through Sept. 29, Picturing America’s Pastime features 51 framed photographs representing the Hall of Fame’s collection of approximately a quarter million images. Just like the Museum’s exhibit in Cooperstown, the touring version of Picturing America’s Pastime shows the historic link between the two American passions.

 

Featuring work from photographers spanning generations, like Charles M. Conlon, Carl J. Horner, Arthur Rothstein, William C. Greene and Brad Mangin – along with many unidentified photographers whose images have been donated to the Museum – Picturing America’s Pastime captures the grandeur of the early game to the vibrancy of today’s sport through images in sepia, color and black-and-white.

 

Picturing America’s Pastime will also be traveling to the Upcountry History Museum-Furman University in Greenville, S.C. (2025); and the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Miss. (2025).

 

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent not-for-profit educational institution, dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our National Pastime. Opening its doors for the first time on June 12, 1939, the Hall of Fame has stood as the definitive repository of the game’s treasures and as a symbol of the most profound individual honor bestowed on an athlete. It is every fan’s “Field of Dreams,” with its stories, legends and magic shared from generation to generation.